Friday, March 28, 2014

Exploration and Tea

Here are the final two spreads from my thesis collections. My exhibition opens tonight and as stressful as it has been, I am very excited! I'll be sure to post pictures after the weekend and my visit with my family. I'll talk a bit more extensively about my thesis over all and the exhibition in that post. So for now, enjoy the narrative spreads for my air travel and royal collections!





Best wishes,

Joshua

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I'm Almost There! (Cue singing swamp animals)

In just one short week I will have the thesis exhibition, and I could not be more excited! Though it will only be representative of a particular body of my work, It is really the culmination of all of the growth I have experienced in grad school, and I am so thankful to the amazing mentors I have had to guide me.

The final component of my thesis involves taking the series of characters and patterns I have created and using them as a jumping point for narrative imagery! I've got two down and two to go, but rather than blast you guys with one insanely long post, I figured I'd split them up and share the first two now!




This next week will be rather nuts as I prepare for the exhibition, but you'll be hearing from me soon either before or after with the last illustrations and many pictures! For now I will leave you with the doodle I created of sketch dailies theme "My Cool Little Shetland Pony"! 



Until next time, best wishes!

Joshua




Sunday, March 16, 2014

Silja



So I took a little break from thesis to doodle my character for Lucid which is an amazing game being created by Jabari Weathers, so be sure to check him out! Her name is Silja and she has magical arrows and a companion bear that she rides. She's pretty cool ;) 

Joshua



Friday, February 28, 2014

Jewels and Jems


Still busy busy as I'm heading into the final three weeks of my thesis! I'm currently working on my last set of patterns which is themed around royalty, and I thought I'd share some variants of one of the first patterns with y'all! Also for my morning warmup I participated in sketch dailies 80's week and drew Jem, which I've been meaning to do for ages!




Best wishes!

Joshua

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thesis Continues

Hey everyone! It's been absolutely beautiful here the past couple of days, and if it has been by you as well, I hope you've been enjoying the weather! Unfortunately we are to get another arctic blast, but hopefully Spring will be on its merry way afterward! Good weather or bad weather aside, I'll still be working away in the studio haha, but I'm really enjoying it. It's hard to believe that my graduate school experience is coming so rapidly to a close! I only essentially only have two months left! Crazy right? It has been one heck of an experience, and when it truly draws to an end, I'm sure I will have an elaborate post on the subject. For now though, there's still much work to be done so I thought I'd share some of what I've been working on with you guys! I have another pattern for the air travel series, and some characters for both that series and the upcoming pattern collection as well. Once the patterns are complete (likely by the end of this upcoming week), I will be moving onto the final stage of my thesis which is narrative. I will be telling stories within the worlds of these patterns with each cast of characters. In the mean time, enjoy! 





Best wishes,

Joshua

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Characters and Patterns

Well firstly, I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's day and for those of you in the Northeast, I hope the nor'easter didn't get y'all too badly! Frankly, it dropped way too much snow on us here in Baltimore for my taste. Hopefully I'll be escaping this climate soon enough though, haha. The cold has certainly made it easier to keep inside and keep working though, so I thought I'd share the patterns from the air travel series so far with you guys as well as some of my work for my character design course.



So for my Character Design class we were all split up into two "gangs" and were given random names and a random weapon to create a character for which we will be battling with throughout the semester aside from our regular homework. I got "Apollo" and his weapon is a machete.



Keeping with the Greek names, I also whipped something up for Sketch Dailies' Valentine's Day theme "Aphrodite" 


There is a lot more work on the way, so stay tuned guys! Until next time, best wishes!

Joshua



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Air Travel Fun!

Hi everyone! It's busy busy busy around here in the race to the finish as the date of my thesis exhibition (March 28th) draws near! I don't like to go too long without updating the blog though, so I thought I would share some of the imagery for the prints and patterns I'm currently working on alongside my dummy for The Little Merprince. I'll also have some work from my character design class to share within the next couple of days.

Anyway, the series I'm currently working on is under the theme of travel and exploration, and I'd love to hear what you think! I was planning to do land, sea and sky, although I may just stick to air at this point and move on, but we shall see!





Until next time, best wishes!

Joshua